Make Bouncing Deathstars With 3D Printing and Homemade Sugru!

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Parts needed are:
Access to a 3D printer.
Corn starch
Clear silicone caulk
Vaseline

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Step 1: Download and 3D Print the Mold.

Dowload the file from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:563586 and print it.

Step 2: Make Your Homemade Sugru.

I used a 49-49% volume mixture of corn starch and clear silicone caulk
and added some water, lets say 2% at the end.
You can follow the steps in the https://m.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/ instructable.

Step 3: Final Step

Take some vaseline and apply to the inside of the mold.
Shape the homemade sugru into a ball slightly bigger then the mold, put it in and leave the mold closed under pressure for two hours. After the time has passed take the ball out and leave it somewhere to cure for a few more hours. And thats it, you now own a DIYS Deathstar.

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    TheFlorifant

    4 years ago on Introduction

    That's very cool.

    I do have a tip though. For your next ible you could just make a gif, that's easier and better for people who might not have acces to youtube.

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    amy_rotfl

    4 years ago

    Voted for this. It's a really cool project, and I hope it wins the fandom contest!

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    Tkdwnamy_rotfl

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks! here's a homemade minion for you.

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    powerfulparadox

    4 years ago

    Neat idea. How does the cannon indentation affect the bounce? My concern is that the (effectively) flat surface will either kill the bounce or send it off in random directions.

    I still like it, though.

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    Tkdwnpowerfulparadox

    Reply 4 years ago

    Well, it has an influance on the trajectory, but it's minimal.

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    Tkdwn

    4 years ago

    Tnx, yep, you have the coloring instructions in the homemade sugru instructable

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    amberrayh

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is awesome! I wonder if you could dye your homemade sguru to make them different colors.